Re: Verse reading–Joshua 3:5-17, 4:14-24 (day six)
“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5
Anxiety and uncertainty must have followed the death of Moses. Furthermore, once the children of Israel crossed the Jordan they were to provide for their own needs, no more food from heaven, AND begin a military campaign against the nations in Canaan. How could they do this?
How would He ease their fears? By exalting Joshua through doing wonders among them. They had to know that the one leading them into the Promise Land was walking with the Lord, that like Moses he could hear the voice of God, and would be faithful to follow Him. He had to be exalted, lifted up, glorified. Not unlike Jesus.
Consider the fear and anxiety of the Apostles after Jesus’ death? It all changed the moment they encountered the risen and exalted Jesus! God worked wonders among us
to secure our salvation and our trust in Christ the exalted one! We have no fear because he has overcome the world!